The world of The Last of Us is a bleak and unrelenting one, a world 20 years into a zombie apocalypse where survival is a constant battle. The show has been a massive hit, with fans eagerly anticipating each episode and the release of Episode 5 was no exception.
This episode is being called the best of the season by fans, who were left reeling by the intensity and emotional depth of the installment.
The Last of Us Episode 5: Endure and Survive (SPOILER)
Endure and Survive introduces fans to the story of Henry (Lamar Johnson) and Sam (Keivonn Woodard), two characters who first appeared in the first Last of Us game. Their story becomes the central focus of this episode, which is considered to be the most tragic and emotionally devastating of the series to date.
The episode delves into the theme of the lengths people will go to protect their loved ones and the consequences of such actions.
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While Episode 4 ended with a dramatic cliffhanger, as Ellie (Bella Ramsey) wakes up to find herself being held at gunpoint, Episode 5 steps back in time to properly introduce Henry, a young man trying to take care of his brother in the chaos of the quarantine zone controlled by the organization known as FEDRA.
The episode showcases a revolt in Kansas City, where FEDRA tries to suppress a rebellion to retain its power. This leads to Henry betraying Kathleen’s brother to FEDRA, causing his death and Henry becoming the target of Kathleen’s revenge after she overthrows FEDRA.
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The events of Endure and Survive are truly heartbreaking and fans are left in awe of the emotional depth of the episode. The show has always been very clear on the source of terror in this world, which is humanity at its worst.
However, the show also balances this with humanity at its best, and this episode is no exception. The actions of the characters in the episode push viewers to consider the impossible decisions they would have to make in a world like this and the consequences of their choices.
Episode 5 Shocks Viewers: Fans call it the Best Yet!
The fans of The Last of Us have been completely blown away by the intensity of the latest episode. The episode has been dubbed as the best episode yet, and fans are taking to social media to express their amazement.
Best episode so far. I've loved them all, but this was just on another level. Even though I knew what was coming, it didn't make it any less effective or heartbreaking. I loved Sam and Henry, and that Bloater was *chef's kiss*
— Chancellor (@C_Wicked) February 11, 2023
By far the best episode of the series so far holy shit. Tess’ death was sad but I didn’t feel anything. Same goes with the Bill and Frank episode.
This one however hit different.
— ً (@OnlyOneJermaine) February 11, 2023
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Ellie played by Bella Ramsey plays a significant role in the episode, and the last scene where she is crying broke the hearts of fans everywhere. The raw emotions displayed by Ellie crying, in particular, have touched the hearts of fans, making them both sad and relieved at the same time.
The last scene with Henry and Sam was intense. Ellie crying broke my heart. Best episode yet.
— RENAISSANCE (@iluwee) February 11, 2023
Many are calling it a masterpiece and praising the writers, directors, and actors for their incredible work.
I have not seen anything like this when it comes to game adaptations. A goddamn masterpiece
— Gary Goss (@ggoss729) February 11, 2023
Great episode, I would give this episode a 10 out of 10 truly one of the best episodes so far I cannot wait for the next episode and gosh dang it why, every time Sam and Henry die it makes me get emotional
— luke (@luke55119131) February 11, 2023
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The episode is the darkest installment of the show yet, but it is one that fans will not soon forget. The Last of Us continues to impress fans with its storytelling, acting, and world-building, and Episode 5 is a testament to the show’s ability to captivate and emotionally devastate viewers.
The fans are eagerly waiting for the next episode, and the bar has been set high for the rest of the series.
The Last of Us is now streaming on HBO.